Goemon's Mii Fighter costume in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Goemon's Mii Fighter costume in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

It has been a while since we heard from Konami's Goemon series. In fact, the last proper game he starred in dates back to 2005 during the Nintendo DS generation. Since then, the mystical ninja has resurfaced here and there, and most recently showed up in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as Mii Fighter costume in September.

Now, according to Japanese Nintendo, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd, has applied for a new trademark within Japan for Goemon. The purposes of this trademark include "game program" and "game software".

As with any trademark, this could simply be Konami wanting to protect its intellectual property or it could mean something else. While there have been no new games for Goemon in recent times, Hamster did add the original Mr. Goemon game to the Switch 'Arcade Archives' series last month.

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[via japanesenintendo.com]